WORDS Celeste Jacobs
Sensually sculptural and instantly recognisable, these Tom Dixon designs reimagine the ways in which lighting can work to elevate an interior space.
1. MELT STAND CHANDELIER
The Melt range is a collaboration between Tom Dixon and the Swedish design collective, Front. The lamps’ appearance is reminiscent of molten glass or the interior of a glacier, and the design was born out of the quest to create an organic, naturalistic lighting object. The ultraluxe Melt Stand Chandelier is one of the latest additions to this gorgeous range; pendants, table, floor and surface lights are also available.
2. OPAL ARC
Working with its German engineering partners, the brand designed a sculptural overreach lamp. Featuring an ethereal orb that hovers at the end of a long metal “wand”, the lamp is supported by a satisfyingly chunky metal base. The designers removed the commonly used dangling light bulb and replaced it with the latest Tom Dixon LED disc, making the Opal Arc an extremely powerful illuminating device.
Futuristic and faceted, the Cut lights feature a mirror finish when off, then transform into translucent kaleidoscopic gems as soon as they are switched on. Eye-catching reflections repeat within the diamond-cut interior. Produced in both chrome and smoke finishes, and a variety of sizes and fixture types, these are some of the latest adventures in the brand’s ongoing fascination with reflections and transparency.
This series of three pendant lamps is made up of pliant stainless-steel “ribbons” in white or brass finishes, woven around a custom-made, dimmable Tom Dixon LED disc. The semi-transparent shape can be adjusted to form a variety of silhouettes, from a flat arrangement reminiscent of a spirograph drawing, to a flying-saucer configuration.